Embolic renal infarction mimicking renal colic

Mahmud Mahamid, Adi Francis, Ali Abid, Mohammed Awawde, Omar Abu-Elhija

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Atrial fibrillation is a major health problem with risk of systemic arterial embolism. Acute embolic renal infarction is a rare condition with symptoms that are often nonspecific. We present a 36-year-old previously healthy man with acute embolic renal infarction secondary to new onset atrial fibrillation, who presented with flank pain mimicking renal colic. The patient was treated successfully with anticoagulation therapy, beta-blockers, broad-spectrum antibiotics, and supportive treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-159
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
StatePublished - 30 Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Atrial fibrillation


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